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DriveImage XML v2.60

billon on 20 Jan 2017
  • 2MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 20 Jan 2017
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

DriveImage XML allows you to backup any logical drive or partition to an image file, even if the drive or partition is currently in use. You can browse an image file, view/extract files from it, or restore the image to the same or different drive. It also has a function to help you clone one hard disk to another.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: None. (Don't check the logging option.)
Dependencies: Administrative rights
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Partial. The program itself doesn't support unicode, but it uses Windows Shadow Copy for backing-up.
License: Free for non-commercial use
How to extract:
  1. Download the installer and install to the default folder.
  2. Copy all files (except Uninstall.exe, INSTALL.LOG and install.sss) to a folder of your choice.
  3. Uninstall the program.
  4. Launch dixml.exe.
Latest comments
Midwest Dave on 2011-01-22 19:11

I have my doubts regarding how "portable" this program is. I know it's popular...but portable...not so sure. I decided to try running it in a sandbox (Sandboxie). It wouldn't even install in the sandbox. Makes me think this program is trying to install a driver and sandboxie is stopping it. If so, then it's not portable in my sense of the word.

webfork on 2011-01-23 18:21

Dave: Many programs that have access to system areas and require admin rights are difficult to effectively virtualize by Sandboxie or other programs.

abc on 2012-01-13 01:28

I really wanted to try this but it kept crashing on Vista.. I guess I'm stuck with Clonezilla (not such a bad thing, actually)

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CopyToTabs v14.9.0.0

billon on 5 Oct 2016
  • 478KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 13 May 2016
  • Suggested by eitang

CopyToTabs uses "Backup Projects" that either you create manually, or are automatically created (with Total Commander's help) in order to copy several files/directories to any number of destinations.

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System Requirements: WinAll
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: None
Stealth: ? Yes
Path portability: Automatic relative path (eg. ..\..\personal\work.doc)
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CopyToTabs.exe.

By default, the program is in French. To enable English, click the British flag.
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Hydaral on 2011-01-07 01:55

I hate to be one of those guys, but: "it works for me"

This is one ugly app though.

vivi on 2011-04-01 09:32

> This is one ugly app though.

+1

TP109 on 2016-10-03 20:06

Although it has a somewhat confusing interface, once learned, it's been the most reliable and easy-to-setup program I've used of this type. Perfect for copying/updating files to multiple directories that are all over the place.

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DirSync Pro v1.52

billon on 8 Aug 2016
  • 3MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 7 Aug 2016
  • Suggested by karl_karlsson

DirSync Pro is a small but powerful utility for file and folder synchronization. The program can be used to synchronize the content of one or many folders recursively. The program can make both real-time sync (as it happens) as well as incremental updates.

Cross-platform (Java) with clients available for Mac and Linux. Alternatively, a WinPenPack version is also available.

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System Requirements: WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Java JRE 1.7.0 or above is needed to run DirSync Pro.
Reported to work with jPortable with the jPortable Launcher.
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware/Open Source
How to extract: Download the "Windows" ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch DirSyncPro.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: WinDataReflector
What's new? Improved:
  • The config file is now being opened/saved using UTF-8 encoding. The application will not crash on non-asci characters in the config file.
  • The enabled tabs in the job dialog have now a green ball icon.
  • Some code cleaning.
Fixed:
  • The issue when a corrupted config file would cause the file meta data not being synchronized.
Latest comments
webfork on 2016-05-22 04:59

Although I've been more focused on Bvckup 2 for Windows (due to the delta copy feature), DirSync Pro comes in handy on occasions and is far and away my favorite sync program on Mac.

smaragdus on 2016-05-22 06:15

@webfork
I also like and use DirSync Pro- it is packed with features and has a great preview (Analyze).

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PreviousFilesRecovery v1.00

billon on 13 Jul 2016
  • 118KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 12 Jul 2016
  • Suggested by billon

PreviousFilesRecovery allows you to scan the shadow copies of your local hard drive and find deleted files as well as older versions of existing files. If the file you need is found in the shadow copies of Windows, you can easily recover it by copying it into existing folder on your drive.

Category:
System Requirements: Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch PreviousFilesRecovery.exe.

Directory Compare v3.52

billon on 6 Mar 2016
  • 8MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 5 Mar 2016
  • Suggested by Diamond

Directory Compare is an utility to help you keep copies of your important directories (documents, programs under development and so on) in a backup harddisk or any other storage system (like 100Mb diskettes). The backup may be made automatically (in unattended mode) or by using a friendly user interface.

Category:
System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract:
  1. Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Rename DirCmp0.ini to DirCmp.ini
  3. Launch DirCmp.exe
What's new?
  • Fixed bug when starting a .dcp file.
Latest comments
Wolfghost on 2013-10-01 13:19

thanks guys :)

AndTheWolf on 2015-07-11 16:25

The 64 bit zip file is misnamed on the server. There is a space between 64 and .zip, so the functioning link will be http://tp.lc.ehu.es/anonym/win95/drcmp350-64 .zip (Or the author can correct the naming error)

Midas on 2015-10-29 22:49

Website and download links are currently down -- Softpedia mirror is at http://www.softpedia.com/get/PORTABLE-SOFTWARE/System/Backup-and-Recovery/Directory-Compare-Portable.shtml

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